Thursday, August 13, 2015

6 Back-to-School Tech Projects


Simple technology projects that incorporate design skills for your students' first day back! Visit We Are Teachers to see my post: 6 Back-to-School Tech Projects!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Firework Thaumatrope



Celebrate the 4th of July by creating your own optical illusion of fireworks blasting in the night sky! Visit We Are Teachers for the full post!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Playground Design

Students practice regrouping decimals by designing a playground in cooperative learning teams! Click here for the printable.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Plant Scavenger Hunt



Take students outside for a plant scavenger hunt! Click here to download. Students tally how many vascular and nonvascular plants they find. Then they draw an example of each. Throughout their walk, they take photos of different plants that they believe represent 7 different types of seed dispersal. They check off different types of roots they come across based on their knowledge of plants. They draw an example of a stem they investigated. Then they draw 2 different leaves and describe the leaves' properties (color, size, texture).